Weeknight Pasta Bolognese
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Fresh summer tomatoes give this sauce a leg up!
cooking spray1 spray(s)
uncooked 90% lean ground beef5 oz
basil2 Tbsp, loosely packed, finely chopped
fresh oregano2 Tbsp, loosely packed, finely chopped
minced garlic2 tsp
fresh tomato(es)7 medium, globe variety, chopped
table salt½ tsp
black pepper½ tsp
ground nutmeg¼ tsp
cooked whole wheat pasta6 oz, linguine, cooked and drained according the package
- 1. Lightly coat the inside of a large saucepan with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, crumble in ground beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 4 minutes.
- 2. Add basil, oregano and garlic; stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring often and smashing tomatoes against the side of the saucepan with back of a wooden spoon, until sauce has thickened.
- 3. Serve in bowls over cooked linguine.
- Serving size: 3/4 cup sauce and 3/4 cup cooked pasta.